Riverside District Registrar (Utah) Death registers
These records are housed in the Utah State Archives' permanent storage room.
Scope and Content
This series contains the local registrar's copy of death certificates along with burial-removal permits for the Riverside Registration District. In 1905 the State Legislature adopted a law providing for the registration of deaths in the state under the direction of the State Board of Health. In accordance with this law, registration districts were created that coincided with established precincts. Local registrars for each district were appointed by county commissions. Any person acting as undertaker for a deceased individual was to submit a certificate of death to the local registrar. The registrar would then issue a permit for burial or removal of the body from the precinct. Sextons within each precinct were to endorse the permit, verifying burial of the remains, and submit the endorsed permit to the local registrar. The registrar was to make a copy of each death certificate "to be filed and permanently preserved in his office as the local record" and to submit the originals to the State Registrar once a month ("Laws of Utah, 1905," chapter 120).
The registrar's copies were recorded on forms identical to the originals and, like the originals, included such information as the place of death, name of deceased, sex, color, marital status, date and place of birth, father's name and birthplace, mother's maiden name and birthplace, signature and address of informant, occupation, date and cause of death, place and date of removal, and signatures of the registrar and the undertaker.
Chronological by filing date.
The records in this series at some point came into the possession of Eleanor Jensen, a Riverside resident. In April 2015 Mrs. Jensen gave the records to the State Archives.
This series is classified as Public: All records in this series are older than 50 years old, and are considered public under Utah Code 26-2-22.
Cite the Utah State Archives and Records Service, the creating agency name, the series title, and the series number.
This series was archivally processed by Alan Barnett in August 2015.
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